Lot 21 (Chateau Impney, 10th July 2016)
Registration No: EU-Reg
Chassis No: SALLHABV2AA104632
- LHD, said to be 'highly orignal' and comes with French Carte Grise
- Believed but not warranted to have covered some 50,000km from new
- Desirable two-door 'Rangie' with 3.5 litre V8 and manual transmission
The Range Rover re-defined the 4x4 market when it was born into an unsuspecting world in 1970. Unmolested versions of what have retrospectively been dubbed the Range Rover Classic are now much prized, so one can expect this highly original one that apparently boasts just one owner from new to cause quite a stir. It is a left-hand drive three-door French example that's only recently been repatriated and comes complete with its original carte grise. Its indicated mileage of under 50,000kms is believed by the vendor to be correct, and he currently grades the V8 engine and Tan-coloured cloth interior trim as 'very good', the manual transmission as 'good', the bodywork and electrical equipment as 'average' and the Yellow paintwork as now being in rather 'poor' condition. The Range Rover Classic was produced from 1970 to 1996, at which point it was supplanted by the more contemporary-looking but mechanically similar P38A.